Cyclaster drewryensis Cooke 1942 (heart urchin)

Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae

Synonyms: Cyclaster brodermani Sanchez roig 1949, Palmeraster palmeri Sanchez Roig 1949

Full reference: C. W. Cooke. 1942. Cenozoic irregular echinoids of the Eastern United States. Journal of Paleontology 16:1-62

Belongs to Cyclaster according to C. W. Cooke 1959

See also Cooke 1942 and Kier 1984

Sister taxa: Cyclaster aturicus, Cyclaster danicus, Cyclaster galei, Cyclaster jacksoni, Cyclaster posita, Cyclaster sanchezi

Type specimens:

  • Cyclaster drewryensis: USNM 372880, a test. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 10026 - Drewry [Red Bluff Clay], which is in a Rupelian marine limestone in the Red Bluff Clay Formation of Alabama.
  • Cyclaster brodermani:
  • Palmeraster palmeri:

Ecology: slow-moving shallow infaunal deposit feeder-detritivore


• Oligocene of United States (4: Alabama collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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